Police on Sunday arrested two men of Ashok Nagar on charges of desecrating a bust-sized statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the area.

Prakash (24) and Santhosh Kumar (26) were said to be in an inebriated condition while they desecrated the statue. The two youths were remanded to custody and lodged in Puzhal Prison, according to police sources. Congressmen on Saturday had staged protests demanding the arrest of the men who had desecrated the bust.

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